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Any of several genera of golden, daisylike flowers in the aster family (Asteraceae). Yellow or white ray flowers and yellow disk flowers are borne in the compact flower heads. Marguerites are cultivated as garden ornamentals, especially golden marguerite, also called yellow chamomile (Anthemis tinctoria). See alsochamomile; daisy.
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